Post Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA) 34th Convention Boston 2019

Wow. All I can say is wow. I cannot put into words how monumental, sentimental, heartbreaking, heartwarming, supportive, and touching this convention was to me. I got to see old friends. I got to make new friends. My ex-boyfriend sang to me. What?! I got up on stage and we kissed for the crowd…Me?! Lol. So many things learned. So much hope and support reinforced. So many amazing conversations, tears, and hugs. Check out an ALL NEW *updated* and sleek looking designed blog. I hope you all enjoy. Much, much, more to come. Love today, cures tomorrow.

Envisioning a greater tomorrow,

Antonio Maltese

July 5th, 2019 5AM

How I turned my terminal Huntington’s Disease into my life’s passion for change

My name is Antonio Maltese. I studied three years of marketing at James Madison University, and transferred to Virginia Commonwealth University my senior year to finish off with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a concentration in international relations and a minor in German. I am 22 years old. After being hospitalized from a car accident on December 22, 2016, I tested positive for Huntington’s Disease through a genetic test and am predicted to die between 40-60 years old. My doctor in Harrisonburg said before getting tested, “Even if you have it there isn’t a damn thing you can do about it”, but I’ve decided to fight Huntington’s in my own way.